The Wave

The Wave

by Walter Mosley
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Overview

The Wave by Walter Mosley

The New York Times bestselling author returns to science fiction with an eerie, transcendent novel of the near future.

Errol's father has been dead for several years. Yet lately Errol has been awakened in the middle of the night by a caller claiming to be his father. Is it a prank, or a message from the grave? When he hears the unmistakable sound of a handset being put down on a table, he decides to investigate.

Curious and not a little unnerved, Errol sneaks into the graveyard where his father is buried. What he finds there changes his life forever. Caught up in a war between a secret government security agency and an alien presence infecting our world, touched by the Wave, he knows that nothing will ever be the same again.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446533638
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 01/03/2006
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.75(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)

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Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

January 12, 1952

Place of Birth:

Los Angeles, California

Education:

B.A., Johnson State College

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Wave 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
GailCooke More than 1 year ago
Walter Mosley fans are in for a surprise with The Wave - no more Easy Rawlins or Fearless Jones, but for the third time this author ventures into the world of science fiction. It's his 19th novel, and I've lost count of his awards, an O. Henry, a Grammy, a Sundance Institute Risk-Taker Award. There seem to be few writers who can switch genres as flawlessly as he does. Simply goes to prove what we've known all along - Walter Mosley is one terrific wordsmith. With The Wave we meet Errol Porter who is receiving what he believes to be crank phone calls. Perhaps, he thinks, someone in a mental institution has gotten his number and put it on redial. With the first call all he heard were moans and grunts. It was a man's voice. With the second call he heard single words - cold, naked. There's cause for concern when the caller claims to be Errol's father who died and was buried in 1996. It is only when Errol visits the site of his father's grave that he begins to learn of `the wave,' an incredible force that can bring corpses back to life in great good health with their minds and memories intact. What then would happen to our world as we know it? To further complicate matters Errol is grabbed by a psychotic scientist and taken to a frightening underground world. Narrator Tim Cain's deep, resonant voice is particularly appropriate for this tale of suspenseful horror. With pacing and nuance he carries listeners along to a shocking conclusion. - Gail Cooke
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good with interesting plot and great twists!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay, Walter has talent that's for sure. This book though, was really crazy! It wasn't his best but It did keep you turning the pages, just to see what's happening.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Unemployed system administrator Errol Porter thinks nothing of the calls except for the inconvenience as they wake him up every night. He assumes someone is pranking him with the insistence that the caller is his father. Errol¿s dad died in 1996. As the calls keep coming, Errol begins to wonder if he might be a bit deranged as the person on the other end is beginning to speak and sound just like his father and more frightening the man knows insider information that only he and his father Arthur Bontemps Porter III could know....................... Unable to resist Errol agrees to meet Arthur, but is stunned when he sees his dad¿s face, albeit a much younger Arthur than he remembers. He wonders if GT (¿Good Times¿) is a con, but has no idea what the person would benefit from this ruse or could he be a ghost? US Army officer Dr. David Wheeler places Errol under house arrest until he can figure out how to persuade his superiors that we have been invaded by 'demons from hell' and how to combat them. While David expects the invasion of the body snatchers, Errol trusts no one especially the Feds or his so-called dad, but admits while he ponders what next as the sex with David¿s wife is good.................. As he did with FUTURELAND, Walter Mosley displays his vast skills with this superb science fiction thriller. The story line focuses mostly on Errol who keeps digging one step at a time only to find that next stride even more convoluted and confusing. Like the hero, readers will wonder what is going on until suddenly the 200 plus page novel is finished in one delightful sitting. Sci Fi fans will see why mystery readers find it easy to give THE WAVE to the great Walter Mosley................ Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very strange book for me. I usually like sci-fi, King and Kuntz books. This one was very hard to get into and a bit hard to understand. The ending was better than I thought it would be but I don't expect that I will read it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In the ¿Wave¿ Mr. Ross starts a club with the students to communicate easier with each other. But he has a secret plan in the club that no one knows but him, not even his wife. Some students don't like the club and they get beat up for that. Eventually a girl and boy try to stop the club and every one learns a horrible lesson in the end of it. Mr. Ross, a history teacher, is telling the class about world war 2 and Hitler. Eventually he tries an experiment that seems to get out of hands. I would recommend this book to people who like history, mystery, and/or detail.